A 22-year-old California man named Wyatt Pasek, was sentencedÂ on August 26, 2019, to more than 17 years in prison in California for selling fake oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl and other synthetic opioids.
Pasek sold drugs on the darknet on a marketplace under the name “OxyGod”, and was paid with Bitcoin. The proceeds of crime were sent to a digital currency exchange, and he was able to cash out the proceeds frequently and in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. The fentanyl was bought online from China and paid for in Bitcoin.
Pasek made fake Xanax and oxycodone pills and stuffed them with fentanyl and carfentanil, among other ingredients, a move the prosecutors said demonstrated “a complete disrespect for human life.”
He posted numerous photos of himself on Instagram (he’s @yung10x) showing voluminous stashes of cash, luxury fast cars and designer bags. He also bought a luxury penthouse condo with cash which he used to manufacture illegal drugs.
In his luxury condo, police located over 100,000 fake pills and over 13 pounds of fentanyl and its analogues. Police also found bundles of cash and a Bitcoin trezor.
He pleaded guilty last November to narcotics-trafficking, money laundering and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
Pasek has forfeited $21,000 in cash, pieces of jewelry including a Silver Royal Offshore watch with diamonds, a gold and diamond Bitcoin necklace, gold bars he hid at his motherâ€™s house and Bitcoin.
He has three previous drug convictions.
In this Instagram post, below, Pasek says that the greatest gift of life is “TIME and freedom”.